Web Exclusive

Outstanding in the Field

For the first time, Outstanding in the Field is taking its outdoor white-tablecloth dinners into the vineyards of Chile and Argentina.

Since founding Outstanding in the Field in 1999, Jim Denevan and his team have held hundreds of dinners across North America, setting up long tables in the midst of farms in order to put the accent on the food and the people who grew it. Wineries often feature in the lineup; this past summer saw dinners at Big Table Farm in Gaston, Oregon; Adelaida Cellars in Paso Robles and Scribe in Sonoma, among others.

The extension into South America was kick started by Denevan’s brother, Bill, who has worked in Chile for 20-some years as a consultant to organic apple farmers. He’s helped organize a dinner on January 3 at Emiliana Organic Vineyards—the largest biodynamic vineyard in the world—in Chile’s Casablanca Valley; the Argentine dinner will take place on January 7 at Corazon del Sol, which is bringing in Diego Irrera of Francis Mallman’s Siete Fuegos restaurant to cook. To book tickets and view the rest of the 2017 schedule, visit outstandinginthefield.com.

This is a W&S web exclusive feature.